City/Area Group | Caribbean


City/Area Group | Caribbean

This group is for anyone interested in ethical fashion, the environment, sustainability and international development in the Caribbean. 'BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE' Mahatma Gandhi

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Started by Deirdre Woods Mar 10, 2010. 0 Replies

I've been asked by my friend Akua to pass on information about the MADE IN AFRIKAH EXHIBITION 2010 which is due to to be held in Cape Coast Ghana 15th-21st September 2010.From the organisers…Continue

Caribbean cotton and sustainable fabrics

Started by jacqueline Oct 27, 2009. 0 Replies

Do you have an experience sourcing cotton or sustainable materials from the caribbean? Are you working with small factories, workshops on any of the islands? Do you see the potential for production…Continue

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Comment by Ranganathan on September 24, 2012 at 11:27

We are a leading textile manufacturing and Exporting   Company in South India specializing in ORGANIC TEXTILES and other ECO-FRIENDLY products. We have made organics lively and colorful. All our organic products are certified by agencies such as ETKO (of TURKY) and specifications such as GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard.)

Comment by jacqueline on August 15, 2010 at 15:46
Hi Kiran
The current state of the fashion industry in the caribbean is the reason i started this group. To highlight awareness and to find out what actually is happening there. With what is happening in Haiti right now highlights the importance of fashion making a difference there. The secondhand clothing market from the US to the Caribbean could bring forth an opportunity for the Caribbean if handled int the same way.

I just think its not associated as much together - fashion is big there - how you look and feel go together but its not recognised as important there outside of the Caribbean. Its more seen as a place for beaches and tropical fruit and interesting food.

I am still interested to get involved with something there but for now its research research research :)
Comment by kiran lee on August 13, 2010 at 13:44
Hi Jacqueline, thank you! You used one of my favorite Gandhi quotes by the way. Curious, what are your thoughts on the current state of the fashion industry in the Carribean...what are the main challenges for ethical fashion? Knowledge, culture, access to resources? I see here in PR that people don't get a lot of incentive not to leave trash on the ground, it seems (upon initial impression...but time will tell) that maybe the consumer / disposable culture is an obstacle. Maybe an awareness campaign is in order. not sure. :) With such beautiful nature here and a growing sentiment favoring organic foods, ecological preservation, maybe this change is coming. Hope so! it is definitely pretty here.
Comment by jacqueline on August 13, 2010 at 10:23
welcome Kiran to the group!
Comment by kiran lee on August 9, 2010 at 22:59
Hola! Hello! I've newly arrived here in Puerto Rico and am wondering if any designers here are known for their ethical designs and if they are participating in Fashion Week this September? Would be great if there is an ethical community here to share resources and interact with. Hope to hear from you!
Comment by Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear on May 8, 2010 at 18:12
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3 stylish designs are available with a promotion price of £80. each ..
With every Unitdot Bamboo Eyewear sold i will be donating £2. to UNICEF for the orphaned street children worldwide.. also Excentree will donate a tree for each pair sold..
please take the time to browse the website .. for other great deals ..
Unitdot Bamboo Eyewear is supplied by Colin Leslie Eyewear ltd

the only supplier to the UK .. please contact me if you require to purchase wholesale or retail ..

Comment by jacqueline on April 30, 2010 at 10:44
Creative Caribbean Network, 35TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: Win an all expenses paid trip to Barbados to participate

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Win an all expenses paid trip to Barbados to participate

The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) is the premier Caribbean professionals organization comprised of scholars, activists, artists and writers. Over 600 members meet annually to share their work and ideas. This year, the 35th Annual Conference of the CSA will be held in St. Peter’s, Barbados from May 24 - 28 at the Almond Beach Resorts Hotel. The theme of the conference is: Understanding the Everyday Occurrence of Violence in the Cultural Life of the Caribbean: Where Do We Go From Here?, and will feature eight concurrent panels, as well workshops, a literary salon with readings by poets, novelists and short story writers, and a film and performance track.

As a sponsor, puma.creative and the Creative Caribbean Network (, understands the importance of supporting a collective Caribbean dialogue. puma.creative has offered financial and logistical support, PR and marketing expertise and also created and donated 35th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association-branded merchanize for all guests attending the conference. In addition puma.creative Mobility Awards have been awarded to two keynote speakers of the conference.

puma.creative appreciates the importance of being able to engage in the dialogue that this important literary gathering offers, and is offering one additional Creative Caribbean Network member the invaluable opportunity to travel to, and participate in, this conference. The lucky winner will receive a puma.creative Mobility Award to travel to Barbados, two nights at the all-inclusive Almond Resort, your conference registration costs will also be covered.

Please let us know if you would like to be eligible for this opportunity on this link:

Creative Caribbean Network
Comment by jacqueline on April 16, 2010 at 10:52
hey all
welcome new members too
i'd encourage you all to join the a social network which supports and brings together caribbean creatives.

also encourage your friends to join and build up this group too!
Comment by Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear on April 15, 2010 at 21:12
hi all, please check this link and add your support for me . i have entered the barclays competition for business idea's.. i need you to post comments and pass on to you friends and family . here there and everywhere ..
Comment by jacqueline on April 1, 2010 at 9:48
welcome to the group Colin...

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